The Italian Football Federation have named Rome and Milan as possible venues at the multi-country 2020 European Championship.
UEFA, the European game’s governing body, have today revealed a list of 39 cities which have been put forward by 32 member associations to host matches.
They are: Armenia (Yerevan), Azerbaijan (Baku), Belarus (Minsk), Belgium (Brussels), Bulgaria (Sofia), Croatia (Zagreb), Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Copenhagen), England (London), Finland (Helsinki), France (Lyon), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Skopje), Germany (Munich), Greece (Athens), Hungary (Budapest), Israel (Jerusalem), Italy (Rome, Milan), Kazakhstan (Astana), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Poland (Warsaw, Chorzow), Portugal (Lisbon, Porto), Republic of Ireland (Dublin), Romania (Bucharest), Russia (St Petersburg), Scotland (Glasgow), Serbia (Belgrade), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia), Sweden (Solna), Switzerland (Basel), Turkey (Istanbul), Ukraine (Kyiv, Donetsk) and Wales (Cardiff).
Euro 2020 will take place across Europe to mark the competition’s 60th anniversary.
“The final tournament will be staged in 13 cities across Europe, following a decision taken by the UEFA Executive Committee in January 2013,” read UEFA’s statement released today.
“The matches will be split into 13 different packages, with 12 standard packages, including three group matches and one knockout round (round of 16 or quarter-finals), and one package for the semi-finals and the final.
“Each of the 32 associations will be allowed to present up to two bids – one for the standard package and one for the semi-finals/final package.
“Each national association can decide to present the same city, or two different cities, for these two bids, but there will be a maximum of one venue appointed per country.
“The candidates have the right to change their initial host city selection, but must submit their final bid dossier by 25 April 2014.”